Funding competition: commercialisation of quantum technologies 3

Businesses can apply for a share of £14 million to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility.

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This competition opened on 30 January 2017 and is now closed for registrations.

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £14 million in quantum technologies.

The aim of this competition is to encourage collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects and feasibility studies that will either:

  • develop prototype devices and demonstrators of quantum technologies or their component technologies
  • improve the understanding of the technical, business or market challenges of taking a new device or service to market

The devices may be:

  • clocks
  • sensors
  • imaging
  • communications
  • computing
  • other devices that use quantum effects of superposition or entanglement

Proposals must be collaborative and a UK-based business must lead the project.

This is a single-stage competition. We are running two streams to support technologies at different stages of development:

  • feasibility studies: Projects should last between 6 and 12 months with costs from £50,000 to £500,000
  • collaborative R&D: Projects should last between 12 and 18 months with costs from £500,000 to £2 million

You must register before midday on 29 March 2017.

You must apply before midday on 5 April 2017.

Watch the webinar recording.


  • networking event on 21 February 2017 in Edinburgh
  • networking event on 2 March 2017 in Birmingham

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Published 23 January 2017
Last updated 29 March 2017 + show all updates
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